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New 'small box' arrival from BRO - just went through the MDG label (a favorite of mine) and selected 7 items (2 double-CD sets) - first up:

Bach, JS - Goldberg Variations w/ the Aulos Quartett (shown below), including a 'tenor oboe'; the instrument is not described in the liner notes and there appears to be some confusion in the naming of these lower pitched oboes (e.g. bass, baritone, or tenor) - some interesting discussion HERE, for those interested - for me, love the sound of the lower instrument and this excellent performance.

Bach, CPE - Berlin Symphonies w/ Christian Zacharias & Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - well, I do have some 'duplication' in my collection so will need to do some comparisons - Dave :)

   
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 10:34:00 AM »
First time listening all the way through:



I wore that out on vinyl a few decades ago. That and the Visions.

TD This piece but Oliveira's performance.
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Without making any comparison in terms of quality, I think the case of Wagner may also be instructive in that his "absolute music" is, almost exclusively, lackluster compared to the dramatic projects that inspired him.

Aye, that thought crossed my mind, I do admit.
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The Diner / Re: The Last Jedi
« Last post by k a rl h e nn i ng on Today at 10:22:34 AM »
I'm seeing this movie next thursday. Just bought my ticket. I selected "premium" seat because this is a longer movie...  :P

Extra leg room?  Recliner?  0:)
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OK, name the composer.
Hint: this is not the composer.

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Best guess for this image: David del Tredici


I figured I'd skip the now superfluous step of posting an actual picture and just post the google answer.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 10:07:09 AM »
Walk the Line

This is the Johnny Cash movie. A conventional. Enjoyable but maybe too many scenes of Phoenix singing.

Support Your Local Sheriff

An old favourite I have seen three times now I guess. Consistently funny.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 10:02:34 AM »
Iím not sure about a Gershwin quote, but he wrote that particular part in memory of an English jazz musician who was killed during a Nazi air raid (?). I put the question mark, because I may very well be misremembering. Vandermolen probably knows better than I.

VW letter to Fritz Hart (8th August 1943)

'....I've been hearing some American music lately. I admired Copland but not Piston - also I loved Gershwin's Pfte Concerto - just a series of intriguing tunes - but why not?'

(Letters of Ralph Vaughan Williams 1895-1958 Ed. Hugh Cobbe 2008)

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The Diner / Re: The Last Jedi
« Last post by 71 dB on Today at 09:54:08 AM »
I'm seeing this movie next thursday. Just bought my ticket. I selected "premium" seat because this is a longer movie...  :P
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 09:42:23 AM »
I for one am a bit sad to see it all end. There's so little you can rely on in life, but for 40 years you've been able to count on the latest Star Wars movie sucking. Still, it's nice to know they were reliable to the last.


Knowing what I know now, I would have waited to stream.  Plot, acting (Benicio del Toro excepted), and editing are sub-par.  FWIW, my teenage daughter called it "cringy" and my college-aged son loathed it.  There is one scene that is beyond terrible and is as bad as anything I have ever seen in the worst B-movies, and when an old character returns - for no good reason - the scene this character is in ends up almost as bad.  While I sat and watched, my mind drifted a lot, and, for some reason, I ended up pondering some scenes I had recently watched from the original The Amityville Horror, which I caught whilst channel surfing.  I'm guessing the linkage is to the long-gone 70s.  On that note, after the film, I took my family out to a restaurant I've gone to since the 70s, and the new, hipster owners ruined it, altering and destroying two signature menu items.  But for some good music in the morning, yesterday was a bust.

Thanks for your thoughts - believe that I'll wait for the streaming option @ home - should be able to watch the the film over 2 nights at its runtime of 2 1/2 hours!   8)  Dave
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